Coleen Salley's wonderful Epossumondas books are audio treats for young listeners. Mama is preparing a birthday cake for her sweet patootie, when she realizes she's out of baking soda. So she sends two friends to the store to help out, but neither returns because they get swallowed by a huge snapping turtle.Mama then ventures out herself, only to meet the same fate. Now it's up to Epossumondas to save the day and rescue everyone. "Children will love listening to the tale and will laugh out loud at the verbal expressions and the artwork."-School Library Journal
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by Coleen Salley
by Sarah Bird
by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
by Ann B. Ross
"This charming story, immersed in the folklore of the Louisiana swamps and reminiscent of the "Three Billy Goats Gruff," tells of the day Epossumondas saves his family and friends from the "great, huge, ugly Louisiana snapping turtle." Cynthia Darlow tells the tale with aplomb. She confides in listeners as she tells the story, involving them at a deeper level. Her light Southern accent adds to the sense of place. Her pacing starts slowly and steadily but picks up until Epossumondas actually scampers; likewise, her voice starts quietly but builds with the plot until she's practically shouting. All the characters are clearly and distinctly drawn. A wonderful story, delightfully told. W.L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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